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The Giant

Found this from The Guardian (and no, I really don't want one for Christmas, thank you very much):

Call that a knife?



The new Swiss Army knife contains 85 devices, weighs 2lb and costs nearly £500. But can you actually use it for anything? Andrew Martin puts the ultimate tool to the test.


The article has a very nice history of the Swiss Army Knife, but having one with every conceivable tool is pretty much overkill. Actually, it's everything in the Wenger line -- whereas I only buy Victorinox Swiss Army Knives, so I don't know if they include the Swissbit USB memory or MP3 player versions...



From Wenger North American Website

Wenger Giant Swiss Army Knife™ V1.0
16999

Price: $1,200.00


Add to cart

85 Implements
110 Functions

* 2.5" 60% Serrated locking blade
* Nail file, nail cleaner
* Corkscrew
* Adjustable pliers with wire crimper and cutter
* Removable screwdriver bit adapter
* 2.5" Blade for Official World Scout Knife
* Spring-loaded, locking needle-nose pliers with wire cutter
* Removable screwdriver bit holder
* Phillips head screwdriver bit 0
* Phillips head screwdriver bit 1
* Phillips head screwdriver bit 2
* Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5mm x 3.5mm
* Flat head screwdriver bit 0.6mm x 4.0mm
* Flat head screwdriver bit 1.0mm x 6.5mm
* Magnetized recessed bit holder
* Double-cut wood saw with ruler (inch & cm)
* Bike chain rivet setter, removable 5mm allen wrench, screwdriver for slotted and philips head screws
* Removable tool for adjusting bike spokes, 10mm hexagonal key for nuts
* Removable 4mm curved allen wrench with philips head screwdriver
* Removable 10mm hexagonal key
* Patented locking philips head screwdriver
* Universal wrench
* 2.4" Springless scissors with serrated, self-sharpening design
* 1.65" Clip point utility blade
* Philips head screwdriver
* 2.5" Clip point blade
* Golf club face cleaner
* 2.4" Round tip blade
* Patented locking screwdriver, cap lifter, can opener
* Golf shoe spike wrench
* Golf divot repair tool
* 4mm allen wrench
* 2.5" blade
* Fine metal file with precision screwdriver
* Double-cut wood saw
* Cupped cigar cutter with double-honed edges
* 12/20-Guage choke tube tool
* Watch caseback opening tool
* Snap shackle
* Mineral crystal magnifier with precision screwdriver
* Compass, straight edge, ruler (in./cm)
* Telescopic pointer
* Fish scaler, hook disgorger, line guide
* Shortix laboratory key
* Micro tool holder
* Micro tool adapter
* Micro scraper - straight
* Micro scraper - curved
* Laser pointer with 300 ft. range
* Metal saw, metal file
* Flashlight
* Micro tool holder
* Philips head screwdriver 1.5mm
* Screwdriver 1.2mm
* Screwdriver .8mm
* Fine fork for watch spring bars
* Reamer
* Pin punch 1.2mm
* Pin punch .8mm
* Round needle file
* Removable tool holder with expandable receptacle
* Removable tool holder
* Special self-centering screwdriver for gunsights
* Flat philips head screwdriver
* Chisel-point reamer
* Mineral crystal magnifier, fork for watch spring bars, small ruler
* Extension tool
* Spring-loaded, locking flat nose-nose pliers with wire cutter
* Removable screwdriver bit holder
* Phillips head screwdriver bit 0
* Phillips head screwdriver bit 1
* Phillips head screwdriver bit 2
* Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5mm x 3.5mm
* Flat head screwdriver bit 0.6mm x 4.0mm
* Flat head screwdriver bit 1.0mm x 6.5mm
* Magnetized recessed bit holder
* Tire tread gauge
* Fiber optic tool holder
* Can opener
* Patented locking screwdriver, cap lifter, wire stripper
* Reamer/awl
* Toothpick
* Tweezers
* Key ring
* Actual Size: 8.75. W x 3.25. L
* Weight: 2lbs 11oz
* Limited lifetime warranty
* Made in Switzerland


Implement combinations subject to change without notice.



I think that it has one more use -- partially unfolded as in the illustration, it might make an effective spike strip for law enforcement...

Dr. Phil
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